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Child custody terms may affect New York grandparents

The impacts of divorce can be far reaching and long lasting. Even individuals outside the immediate family can keenly feel the effects, especially when it comes to child custody. Grandparents in particular may fear the shift that can come along with these proceedings, and many individuals certainly hope that the custody arrangements do not adversely affect familial relationships.

Some New York residents may be concerned about issues that may arise between parents and grandparents after divorce. Though a parent may have been on good terms with his or her in-laws, the situation can change dramatically after divorce and when it comes to decisions for the children. For instance, if a child wants her ears pierced and the mother says no but her paternal grandmother says yes, serious conflict could arise.

In many cases, the contention felt toward in-laws after divorce comes from lingering dissatisfaction with an ex-spouse. Of course, in any case, parents and grandparents alike should want what is best for the children involved. Therefore, they may wish to take a moment to consider the impacts of certain battles and determine whether vying for authority is worth the effort and repercussions.

Many factors can go into determining the best child custody arrangements for a particular situation. New York parents may be highly aware of the effects divorce could have on their children and the relationships they form, and as a result, they may wish to move through proceedings as painlessly as possible. Interested parties may wish to find out more information on their options for dealing with the necessary legal processes involved in divorce.

Source:, "Broken families, broken hearts: The grandparents' guide to divorce", Ted Lewis, July 30, 2017

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